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James Pearson

James Pearson (@pearswick) is the NK News Seoul Correspondent.

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Road to nowhere: North Korea's abandoned broken bridges

Road to nowhere: North Korea's abandoned broken bridges

HUNCHUN – The 520 kilometre-long Tumen river that separates parts of China from North Korea is a true goldfish bowl for voyeuristic travellers trying to catch a glimpse of daily life within the isol…

July 30th, 2013
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Sugar, bees and Korean slow search on N. Korean cargo ship

Sugar, bees and Korean slow search on N. Korean cargo ship

SEOUL – Sugar and language barriers are seriously hampering the ongoing search for more North Korea-bound weapons on a seized cargo ship in Panama, local daily La Prensa said this weekend. Alth…

July 29th, 2013
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In border regions, Chinese traders see profit in N. Korea

In border regions, Chinese traders see profit in N. Korea

YANBIAN –  Li Delin, an ethnic Korean Chinese businessman, lives in the small Chinese border city of Hunchun –– a seedy but quickly developing town full of Russian shoppers on weekend spending …

July 23rd, 2013
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North Korea responds to seized cargo ship in Panama Canal

North Korea responds to seized cargo ship in Panama Canal

SEOUL – Weapons found on a North Korean-flagged ship were being transported under a “legitimate contract”, a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson said in a statement released by state medi…

July 18th, 2013
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China presents North Korea with Kim Jong Il waxwork

China presents North Korea with Kim Jong Il waxwork

SEOUL – China presented North Korea with a life-size waxwork figure of Kim Jong Il wearing the late leader's trademark jumpsuit and parka coat during a special presentation ceremony in Beijing on Tu…

July 10th, 2013
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North Korea produces video on Edward Snowden case

North Korea produces video on Edward Snowden case

SEOUL – North Korean propagada outlet Uriminzokkiri has produced a video using U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden's case to highlight what it sees as South Korea's subservient relationship with Ameri…

July 9th, 2013
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Seoul cruise missile purchase 'hostile' – N. Korean diplomat

Seoul cruise missile purchase 'hostile' – N. Korean diplomat

SEOUL – Plans by a German arms manufacturer to sell high-tech cruise missiles to South Korea has angered North Korean diplomats, the Moscow-based Interfax news agency said on Monday. The deal fo…

July 9th, 2013
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We have to live with a nuclear North Korea – Breen

We have to live with a nuclear North Korea – Breen

SEOUL – The U.S. policy of North Korean denuclearization is not working, long-time journalist Michael Breen told NK News in the second of a two-part interview with the "honorary" Seoul citizen. …

July 5th, 2013
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Wonsan Airport project on hold due to 'political instability'

Wonsan Airport project on hold due to 'political instability'

SEOUL – Plans to build a $200m international airport on North Korea's East coast are on hold due to "political instability issues", an architecture firm responsible for the design and realization of…

July 2nd, 2013
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Despite Park trip, China sticks to basic message on North

Despite Park trip, China sticks to basic message on North

SEOUL – China and South Korea released conflicting statements regarding the denuclearization of North Korea, despite both sides using rhetoric that indicated Seoul and Beijing had reached consensus …

July 1st, 2013
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North Korea threatens to attack U.S. human rights activists

North Korea threatens to attack U.S. human rights activists

SEOUL – North Korea has threatened to attack a group of U.S. human rights activists working with defectors in the South if they go ahead with a planned balloon launch at the inter-Korean border this…

June 28th, 2013
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North Korea condemns South Korean secret transcript leak

North Korea condemns South Korean secret transcript leak

SEOUL – North Korea has condemned Seoul's decision to release previously classified minutes from the 2007 North-South Korean summit of a conversation between Kim Jong Il and Roh Moo-hyun regardin…

June 27th, 2013
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